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Today's Sports

  • Evans, Sowell repeat winners in...

    Baylee Evans and Logan Sowell were repeat winners in the second week of play for the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association.

    The junior golfers played Bermuda Run on Monday after opening the season at Chester the week prior.

    Evans, in the girls 8-10 age division, posted a tight win, shooting a 24 over five holes. Emily Cox followed with a 25 and Kaitlin Mohr was third with a 40.

    Evans’ win gives her 50 points for the season, with Cox second with a 40. Mohr and Savannah Small are each tied at 16 points for the season.

  • Neff's Omaha diamond chance...

    There was a twist of irony to Gamecock pitcher Steven Neff’s first full week of June.

    It started with Neff,  the Lancaster Dixie Baseball product who starred for Lancaster High School and the Post 31 Legion baseball programs, being drafted for the second time in his career.

    It was capped with Neff’s USC team rallying for an exciting 10-9 NCAA Super Regional win over Coastal to capture a bid to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

    The last time he was drafted was out of LHS, when he was picked in the 26th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates.

  • Toast to 'Teet'

    FORT LAWN The signs around the banquet room at the Catawba Fish camp said it all.

    “Papaw, tell us about the good old days.”

    They did, but this grandfather was the center of attention Friday night when a group of friends and family surprised Flat Creek native Marvin “Teet” Faulkenberry with a rousing roast at the Fort Lawn seafood restaurant.

    Faulkenberry’s daughter, Ginger Dove, said the event for her 79-year-old father was something she’s planned for two years.

  • Speedway hosting action-packed...

    Lancaster Speedway hosts an action-paced night for Father’s Day weekend on Saturday.

    The NDRA Crate Late Model will be in action with some new faces expected to come in.

    Expect to see Brandy Baker and Timbo Mangum going for the lead along with Steve Davis and Dale Dodge Jr., and many others.

  • Juniors rip RH, pad League V lead

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion junior team continues to dominate League V play.

    The P-31 juniors, coming off a 10-0 home win over Rock Hill, faced a rematch with the Post 34 junior team on Wednesday night and repated the diamond feat with a 13-2 win.

    Richie Robinson hurled a complete game, tossing a two-hitter and striking out nine batters. He walked five Rock Hill batters.

    “Richie had his best outing at a time when we really needed it,” Lancaster junior team coach Sam Sinclair said. “He threw strikes and was in control all night.

  • Sylvia elated with soccer...

    The Lancaster High School soccer teams’ goal of earning Class AAAA playoff bids fell shy, but Bruins’ coach Bo Sylvia said the LHS seasons were still ones to build on this spring.

    Sylvia noted both teams won tournament titles and garnered their share of honors in tough Region IV-AAAA play.

    Sylvia was named the Region IV-AAAA soccer coach of the Year for the boys and senior captain Alex Roach, the Bruins MVP who earned a scholarship to Anderson University, reaped all-region honors.

  • CPTC captures 56 awards at...

    The Columbus Parker Track Club earned 56 awards, including seven firsts, at a meet at Ashbrook High School in Gastonia, N.C.

    Jazmyne Jones, in the girls 15-16 age division, won the 3,000 meters.

    In the boys 15-16 age division, the 4 x 100 A relay won as Timmy Blackmon, David White, Tobias Blackmon and Markial Lathan teamed for the first.

    In the 17-18 young men, Derae Montgomery won the triple jump and Chris Stevenson captured the shot put.

  • State champion Lightning set for...

    The Palmetto Lightning has struck gold again.

    The Lightning, an 11-under Youth Basketball of America (YBOA) girls basketball team, captured the gold at the state championship tournament in Greenville for the second straight year.

    The team, led by coaches Derek Vick and Jonathan Scott, includes 10 girls from the Lancaster, Heath Springs and Kershaw areas.

    The Lightning won the state title at the tournament held June 4-6 in Greenville.

  • Paxton big winner at Speedway

    Chad Paxton was a dominating winner to take the Limited Late Model win at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday.

    The Limited Late Model front row had heat winners Chad Paxton and Daniel Tucker.

    When the green flag dropped, Paxton wasted little time and grabbed the lead going into turns one and two. As the race went on, Paxton built his lead to a straightaway and a half over the field and cruised to the win.

    Behind Paxton, Mike Huey and Chris Hargett and Jay Sessoms battled for second.

  • P-31 juniors keep rolling

    The Lancaster American Legion Post 31 junior baseball continued its stellar play Thursday night, but the senior team wasn’t as fortunate Friday evening.

    The junior squad of head coach Sam Sinclair improved to 7-1 overall with a 5-1 road win over Chester Post 27.

    The four-run victory pushed the juniors’ League V baseball mark to 6-1.

    Southpaw C.D. Pelham combined with right-handed reliever Tripp Rollings to hurl a one-hitter.

    Pelham, in 5.1 innings, struck out 10 Post 27 batters. He allowed four walks and a run.